A Wisdom of Wombats is the brainchild of a few neighbors in Appleton who wondered one day: Could there be a way to make their artistic pursuits better and bigger? Their answer: Collaborate.
In one room a dancer, a sculptor, a musician, a painter, a poet, an up-cycler, a photographer — artists of all kinds and all levels and all pursuits — coming together to talk, share, grow, and inspire art in one another and throughout the community.
W.O.W. This could have a crazy impact on the art world.
Their first official meeting was Jan. 26, and there’s an interactive Pop-Up Gallery already in the works for Spring (think flash mob of art). Get the date by liking them on Facebook — A Wisdom of Wombats — and get your art ready!
Joanna Dane, one of the founding wombats, described how the Pop-Up Gallery will encourage artists across all genres to show their art, experiment with different art forms, and draw the creative energy to make more art.
W.O.W.’s next meeting is at 3 p.m., Mar. 9, at 516 E. Pacific St. All artists are invited (please confirm the date and time on Facebook).
Side-effects of such powerful collaboration include:
- Happier, healthier people
- Stronger communities
- Personal empowerment
Did you go to Facebook yet? There’s a wealth of goodness springing up — post your work, link to your website or blog, connect with other artists, and feast on all the delights: facebook.com/awisdomofwombats.
Sustainable Fox Valley applauds W.O.W.’s efforts. We want to share more stories about the amazing things that can happen when community members come together, create a vision for what is possible, and organize themselves to make it happen. Please e-mail any suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.